For nearly twenty years, Milwaukee’s Cactus Club has been among the finest live music venues in the Midwest, featuring such acts as The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie, The Sword, High On Fire, The Faint, Bright Eyes, Eyedea & Abilities, Red Fang, Sylvan Esso, Redd Kross, Sharon Van Etten, Polica, Russian Circles, King Tuff, and countless other national, international, and local bands.
FORMA is a trio formed in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY, currently consisting of members Mark Dwinell, George Bennett and John Also Bennett. FORMA’s mixture of minimalism, ambient explorations, kosmische, and frenetic rhythm has captivated the international experimental music community since their 2011 self-titled debut on John Elliott’s influential Spectrum Spools label. Following 2012’s darker OFF/ON, the trio stepped onto the perimeter of the dance floor with their 2014 Cool Haptics EP on The Bunker New York. Physicalist (2016), their debut for Kranky, was a shift in a new direction for the group – their first recording to utilize acoustic instrumentation alongside their formidable electronic arsenal. FORMA’s celebrated live performances – extended, often improvisational journeys using an interconnected array of modular synthesizers and acoustic sounds – draw a wide range of synth, noise, ambient and dance music devotees into their realm. PERFORMED ALONGSIDE: Hans Joachim Roedelius, Silver Apples, Martin Rev, Midori Takada, Psychic TV, Wolf Eyes, Laurel Halo, Pharmakon, Container, Steve Hauschildt, The Field, Richard Pinhas, Grimes, ITAL, Gary War, Holly Herndon, AraabMUZIK, Teengirl Fantasy, Xeno and Oaklander, Hieroglyphic Being , Wild Nothing, DIIV, Simian Mobile Disco, Omar-S